New Living Translation
"And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.
King James Bible
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
Darby Bible Translation
and whosoever shall receive one such little child in my name, receives me.
World English Bible
Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me,
Young's Literal Translation
'And he who may receive one such child in my name, doth receive me,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:5-6 And all who are in this sense little children are unspeakably dear to me. Therefore help them all you can, as if it were myself in person, and see that ye offend them not; that is, that ye turn them not out of the right way, neither hinder them in it. Matt 10:40; Luke 10:16; John 13:20. Mark 9:42; Luke 17:1.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xviii. 15, "If Thy Brother Sin against Thee, Go, Shew Him his Fault Between Thee and Him Alone;" And
1. Our Lord warns us not to neglect one another's sins, not by searching out what to find fault with, but by looking out for what to amend. For He said that his eye is sharp to cast out a mote out of his brother's eye, who has not a beam in his own eye. Now what this means, I will briefly convey to you, Beloved. A mote in the eye is anger; a beam in the eye is hatred. When therefore one who has hatred finds fault with one who is angry, he wishes to take a mote out of his brother's eye, but is hindered …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xviii. 7, Where we are Admonished to Beware of the Offences of the World.
The Forgiveness of Sins.
Fourth Day. Forgiveness of Injuries.
For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
"Anyone who receives you receives me, and anyone who receives me receives the Father who sent me.
So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.
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